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Evelyn Stones
This sucks. Help me? (Tag: Ness)
Wed Sep 5, 2018 23:57

Evelyn had come prepared with several rolls of parchment, quills, and pots of ink. She hoped that being physically prepared would help ease her mental frustration at the task ahead of her. Since she still wasn't sure exactly what action would be taken either by Professor Carter, Deputy Headmistress Skies, Headmaster Brockert, or whoever else was involved, Evelyn had decided to write more vaguely to her parents to tell them she'd be staying with a friend over Christmas. Her stomach clenched in fear at the thought of writing to her father and with guilt at the thought of writing to her mom. It clenched for unknown reasons just thinking of staying with Ness over the holidays.

She had agreed to meet the Aladren in the library, a space which had sort of become home to them and in which they were less likely to be interrupted. Evelyn had told Malikhi a little bit about what was going on but wasn't ready to bring him in on such things as this and she preferred to have Ness' company alone.

Dedicating one piece of paper to brainstorming, braindumping, and organization, Evelyn took notes for herself about what she'd like to say to each parent. She had considered writing two separate letters and decided that that would be the most effective way to quell her mother's hurt feelings without saying too much to her father. It helped that there was rarely anything that happened that her mom didn't know about and any post would be received first by her mom and then passed onto her father. She hoped.

Beyond some simple points about the basics of her holiday plans and some additional explanations and apologies to her mom, Evelyn hadn't gotten very far when Ness arrived, looking kind and determined as usual.

"How about instead of writing letters to my family, you practice a disappearing charm on me?" Evelyn offered, only half-joking. She was pretty sure disappearing charms weren't real, but the temptation to find out was real. "Thanks for helping me," she added, offering an expression that was equally pained and grateful as it was both a grimace and a smile.

    • Figurative and literal hand-holding as requiredNess McLeod, Sat Sep 8 01:00
      Ness exited the Aladren Common Room and circled around the edge of the library, in order to walk up to Evelyn’s table as if coming from the main door to the room. In some ways, the first year didn’t... more
      • Can I have some of each?Evelyn Stones, Sat Sep 8 01:19
        Evelyn sighed. As ready as she was for distractions from the task at hand, it was nice to find that Ness was still Ness. Evelyn was also genuinely fascinated by Ness' knowledge of magic, even if it... more
        • AbsolutelyNess, Sat Sep 8 22:16
          Evelyn liked Ness’ brains. Admired them. Ness’ brains were being admired and appreciated by another human being. A really cute human being. “Thank you,” the Aladren replied, clearly very touched. It... more
          • Thank you very muchEvelyn Stones, Sat Sep 8 23:30
            Evelyn blushed, both at a compliment that must've been sincere for Ness to say it at all, and at something she couldn't identify in Ness' tone. She wasn't sure why it made her stomach feel like it... more
            • You're always welcomeNess, Sun Sep 9 01:33
              "Yes," Ness assured Evelyn gently as the Pecari leant on the Aladren. "Is this?" Ness checked, wrapping one arm around Evelyn and gently stroking her hair with the other hand. Ness was pretty sure... more
              • I don't know what to think.Evelyn Stones, Sun Sep 9 13:32
                Evelyn wasn't sure if what Ness was doing was okay. She was pretty sure it was comforting and she appreciated the kindness the Aladren was showing. At the same time, she wasn't really used to so much ... more
                • Think good things thenNess, Tue Sep 11 23:11
                  People with low self-esteem were definitely a thing Ness had encountered before. The kinds of people who ended up running away from home usually had someone to run from, and that could leave its... more
                  • I don't know if chaos is a good thing.Evelyn Stones, Sun Sep 16 15:13
                    Evelyn laughed, surprised, when Ness swore. It was something she hadn't expected from the usually well-mannered Aladren, and she grinned at her friend for a moment. Then her thoughts went back to... more
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